News to know before you start your Thursday

News to know before you start your Thursday
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Happy Thursday! The good news: Friday is in sight. The bad news (if you’re a fan of warm weather): today will be the coolest day in a while, only reaching 62 degrees with a chance of more rain. Make sure the kids have a jacket today!

Here’s the news you need to know to start your Thursday off:

‘Among the very greatest Americans’

This morning President Trump called D-Day veterans “the pride of our nation.” He spoke in front of some of the few remaining survivors from that day who were gathered in Normandy for D-Day’s 75th anniversary. “You are the glory of our republic, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” Pres. Trump said. “You are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live.”

Stranded on Rainier

Four hikers have been stranded on Mount Rainier since Monday. The operation to rescue them continues this morning. The National Park Service said the group began their trek on Friday but encountered blustery conditions which destroyed their tents and other climbing equipment. A park helicopter found them signaling for help but those strong winds are making it difficult to rescue them. The four hikers include a man from Portland and three men from New York.

Spokane Police: Man stabs driver waiting for a tow truck

In the Logan neighborhood last night, Spokane Police say a man stabbed another man whose car had broken down outside his house. SPD said 30-year-old Danny Glanville got into an argument with a 38-year-old man who was waiting for a tow truck. The two were reportedly arguing over some trash left in the street. Officers told the two men to leave each other alone until the tow truck arrived. But more than an hour later, a 911 call reported a stabbing at the same location. Officers say the two got into another argument which escalated to a physical fight. The 38-year-old man with was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries from several stab wounds. Glanville was arrested.

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